Left 4 Dead 2 System Requirements for the PC

Minimum and recommended specs for Left 4 Dead 2

Before you can play Left 4 Dead 2 on PC, you must make sure your system meets the minimum or recommended requirements. Important details include specifications for the operating system, CPU, RAM, graphics card, and DirectX versions.

Left 4 Dead 2 is also available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Left 4 Dead 2 Minimum System Requirements

Spec Requirement
Operating System Windows 7, Vista or XP
CPU Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Equivalent
Memory 1 GB RAM for Windows XP, 2 GB RAM for Windows Vista / 7
Hard Disk Space 7.5 GB Free HDD Space
Video Card Nvidia GeForce 6600 or ATI Radeon X800 with 128 Video RAM
Sound Card DirectX Compatible Sound Card
DirectX Version 9.0
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 Left 4 Dead 2 Recommended System Requirements

Spec Requirement
Operating System Windows 7, Vista, XP or Newer
CPU Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Equivalent
Memory 1 GB RAM for Windows XP, 2 GB RAM for Windows Vista / 7
Hard Disk Space 7.5 GB Free HDD Space
Video Card Nvidia GeForce 7600 or ATI Radeon X1600 with Shader Model 3.0 or better
Sound Card DirectX Compatible Sound Card
DirectX Version 9.0

Minimum vs. Recommended Requirements

Gaming rigs that just meet the minimum requirements may require some in-game settings such as resolution, anti-aliasing, and other graphical settings are set at lower than normal in order to run the game adequately. If you are still not certain of your system specs or the requirements detailed above, it is always good to check your system using online utilities such as CanYouRunIt. This utility will scan your system and compare it against the published Left 4 Dead 2 system requirements.

About Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2 is a co-operative online multiplayer survival horror and first-person shooter game with opposing teams of four players each. One team takes on the role of the survivors of a zombie apocalypse while the other team assumes the role of powerful zombies. The overall premise of the game closely follows that of the original Left 4 Dead game. Left 4 Dead 2 features a new set of survivors, different special zombies, and a wide array of firearms and melee weapons.

The teams then work against each other trying to achieve their objectives. For the Survivors, the goal is to fight back the zombie onslaught and have at least one survivor make it to the safe room. The primary goal of the zombie team is to prevent the survivors from making it to the safe room by killing all four. The zombie players have a number of special abilities and powers along with hordes of AI zombies that assist in trying to take down the survivors. The survivor team also has a number of different weapons at their disposal as well as health recharges that can be found en route to the safe room or extraction point.

Once a team has achieved victory, they will switch sides with the former survivors becoming zombies and vice versa. The game continues through a set of best of five matches. Left 4 Dead 2 also includes some variant game modes as well as multiple maps and environments which feature close-quarter buildings as well as more open outdoor environments.